Soft Watch At The Moment Of First Explosion By Salvador Dali
Also knownasSoftWatches, work(oil on canvas, 26.3x36.5cm, The Museum of ModernArt, New York) is characteristicof the creative processthat Dalí haddeveloped sincehis meetingin 1929withthe Surrealists. The“paranoiac-critical method,” in 1930indicatedin the textDonkeyrotten(No. 1of the journalSurrealismin the serviceof the revolution) andresonates withthe work ofLacan(magazine articles andthesis onMinotaurtheparanoiain dealing withpersonalitypublishedin 1932), is intendedmethod“active”ownership-transforming reality through a systemwherepersonalmemories, fantasies, desires and their interpretationshavean important role. Heterogeneous materialsgatheredandkept theirown characterinanaccurate and realisticpictorial representation, but at the sametime, are absorbedin multiplecombinations andsymbolic.